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year. comments from harry reid, mitch mcconnell, and even video by c- span viewers using the c-span video library. >> these are dark days in the history of the senate. i hate that we have come to this point. we have witnessed the majority leader break his word to the united states senate. and now, our request for a joint meeting, all the senators at a time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as many of his members from hearing the concerns and arguments of the other side is possible. it remains our view that for this to be the kind of joint session of the senate that it ought to be, given the tendency of the senate to have sparse attendance on monday night, to have this meeting on tuesday, before it is too late. >> mr. president, i don't want him to feel sorry for the senate and certainly not for me. i will continue to try to speak in a tone that is appropriate. demagoguery -- the more you say something is false, people start believing it
from harry reid, mitch mcconnell, and even video by c- span viewers using the c-span video library. >> these are dark days in the history of the senate. i hate that we have come to this point. and now, our request for a joint meeting, all the senators at a time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as many of his members from hearing the concerns and arguments of the other side is possible. it remains our view that for this to be the kind of joint session of the senate that it ought to be, given the tendency of the senate to have sparse attendance on monday night, to have this meeting on tuesday, before it is too late. >> mr. president, i don't want him to feel sorry for the senate and certainly not for me. i will continue to try to speak in a tone that is appropriate. people start believing it. mr. president, it is quite interesting that he thinks that richard cordray, nobody says there is a thing wrong with this man, democrats and republicans have both said he is a good guy. this man has been waiting 724 days. assistant secretary of
make life better for everybody. >> how is heritage action feeling about mitch mcconnell force in minority leader? >> you can go to our scorecard. what we do is be very transparently for every member of congress lists all the votes we thought were important and why we thought they were important and how they voted. it is the job of the constituents, not me, to look at the scorecard and the overall score in say is this person doing a good job? >> the scorecards, this is not a static process. marshal of trying to resources in that race. what are you going to do? >> we are not involved in electoral accountability. we are asking tough questions, or informing voters of tough question so they can ask them back home. member ofjob of every the house to go home, talk to the constituents about what they have achieved in washington and answer the questions. opportunitiesome for some brinksmanship like we saw last year, the debt ceiling debate will be one in particular. do you support their being some holding feet to the fire in ways maybe not great for republicans in an election year? >>
's and mitch mcconnell's. the moderation we used to see is being replaced and as a direct result the middling area become smaller and smaller. it impacts republican and national policy. most importantly, the traditionalists and over terry and have blown -- grown closer together. there's more opportunities for this bridge, especially during the reagan administration. that alters not only the -- political discourse but outcomes, especially for today's modern republican party. with that in mind, there are really four ways that these three groups can cooperate in order to achieve their ultimate goals. the first being the idea of a inferiority split. say, you have control over issue. you are in charge. there is much more give-and-take than that. secondly you could have a simple split. the idea of, we agree to disagree. something we are not seeing within those two camps. you can leave it ambiguous. this is an argument where activists kind of smudge the difference between themselves and reality it is not there. have a patterne of mutual reinforcement between traditionalists and libertarians. they ar
your cap to seven minority leader mitch mcconnell -- senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. you also have teachers that are reimbursed for out-of-pocket supplies. there are a bunch you could pull out that make you scratch your head. there is also a core group that is important as well. >> stay with me. we will bring in steve bell from the bipartisan policy center. steve, you said real texan form seems unlikely -- tax reform seems unlikely until 2015. why is that? >> i think the fact that there is so much controversy over taxes already makes it almost impossible. if people are afraid to vote for a minor change in veterans retirement, why would they vote in an election year for major changes in social security, or tax reform? it does not make sense. if you go on the hill, they say runninge, they will be for reelection, and tax reform am not be on the voter's mind. heard phil mattingly talk about some of these oddball tax breaks. i understanders more, but also hollywood studios -- how much do the special interests slow down the process? it isy do a fair amount, what you normally want to
is inat trouble and i think the mitch mcconnell is in trouble in kentucky. bevin is athink that better general election candidate against allison grimes. i want to ask you about wyoming. two familiar names. liz cheney -- guest: this is kind of like texas. the challenger and the incumbent appear to be above average. we do not see a contrast. from my position, i have not taken much time to see what could happen. whatever happens, republicans will get that seat. host: listed under least endangered, we spoke about texas. lamar alexander, who stepped aside, is running. he is facing a challenge. guest: this is an ongoing frustration. incumbents lot of who frankly need to be defeated. they do not represent their state and conservative state as well as they should. our frustration is that it is hard to find the target. it is very hard to define conservative challengers. you have to be very good on the campaign stuff. you have to fund raise a lot of money. together ave to put competent team or you can do the right things to win. unfortunately, it is very hard to find those people. you hope that
. and since i ran for political office. and i told mitch mcconnell. you will be the 41st. i may be the sixth vote. we need to put our country's about first. it is the american people in countries. and i said this to harry reid and they had to fight for my vote. and there were times when my own party and you know the players are. i was bottling on the >> next and right. >> you needed against obama carr. >> they rammed it through. i would have stopped it. and then they they voted against a grapped mother amendment. and so shame on them. and the voters of this great country have an opportunity to send a message in 2014. there has been a lot of speculation. and you have had ties to new hampshire. and that is your permanent home now. and senate race coming up with the incumbept. and a lot of speck oulgz on the campaign trail. >> when you ask the questions about you and 16. >> i got two extra years. you have to answer now. >> yeah, i am actually trying to figure out if huckabee and brown. and brown and huckabee. >> you are looking at it. >> i would be misleading people when i say it is a honor. it
regulation and we have the establishment right now like mitch mcconnell calling for the establishment to stand up to the tea party. this is are but a sign ofi trouble to come. >> that is why i wrote the book. there is a conservative philosophy that believes in the safety net. not in the entitlement society not the hyper of liberal idea and all government regulation but itt. does believe we are a generouse society and there are solutions to incorporate smaller government and less regulation for things they would not have done 150 years ago. when long before it was an electoral issue i say we ought to legalize the illegals but only in returnf if these last 11 million then america is you made and generous but people are resisting because they think we will get a sham like reagan and the door is open again. lou: i count 1986 and then a decade later one of the reasons i support theason chairman of this judiciaryju committee who has theo incremental approach that has the potential to solve a very difficult problem to save the of these. charles is great to do talk to you i cannot compliment
and make gains in the house. >> what about senator mitch mcconnell. a lot of people watching that. >> the most interesting senate race in the country, and it could end up in a situation where weirdly, if mcconnell loses, it could come down to the wire and whether the republicans take back the 60 seats they need to gain control of the senate. it could be a situation where mcconnell loses in a close place, and if that happens, he has made himself the face of washington gridlock with the president's agenda finish the next few years. in the last months, he's drawing the line with the tea party and saying, we have guys like ted cruz shutting down the government. and i'm going to make a deal. >> thank you for your time today. >> in utah, taking its fight against gay marriage all the way to the supreme court. filing an appeal, asking justices to block same-sex marriages. it was legalized in utah earlier this month as a judge overturned the ban. >> salt lake city is not san francisco or new york, about you it's a great place for candace and colleen. they're same-sex parents. >> this is
cochran vs. a tea party challenger there. in kentucky, mitch mcconnell versus a tea party candidate. so we're going to see plenty of opportunities for establishment versus the tea party. john: does the white house feel that they'll lose the senate or do they see opportunities there for them to pull it out as they did in 2010? >> i talked to a very seasoned democrat at the end of 2013 and he talked about, as amy suggested, it was the worst map that he could remember seeing in his career. so the white house is worried about that and very aware that democrats in the senate wants to have the president either help sculpt a script or help them lead. you can see that income inequality idea setting it up, the effort to try to contrast the democratic party from the republican party while the republicans are all over the map about their message. i think they're worried. john: doyle, you and i both remember that as popular as ronald reagan was in 1986, when he had his second term, he couldn't hold some candidates. >> almost every president has a rough time at this point in his presidency. ronald reag
answer to that. >> the republican establishment got nowhere. and mitch mcconnell and the boys in the senate are pretty much the same and some of us have drawn the conclusion that the country is close to the abyss and you look at $100 trillion in unfunded obligations. we are talking about a $17 trillion debt and rising. and we thought it was unsustainable. in the social security is unsustainable and they say that that is unsustainable and obamacare is unsustainable. and so unless we figure out the republican bureaucracy, something that is not deceptive, we are going to win one here or there. but the tractor he will not change. so from my perspective the republican party needs to get back to its grass roots and become a party of principle again and not purity but principle. and they have to have positions that juxtapose this with what the administration is doing. and that drew the highest in american history through the democratic administration. and i think we have to be true to ourselves about what is taking place and i think that the republican establishment in those days are
. >> others tried to place blame on the president. >> why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell they asked. really? [ laughter ] why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >> but not all republicans were down with the shutdown. >> some people in my party took the stupid pill, they came up with a horrible strategy, they are going to cave in. and they are going to look horrible. >> the world lost some larger-than-life figures in 2013 from a man who freed a nation to a mobster who captured our imagination. >> if you're lucky, you'll remember the little moments like this. >> america saw more than its share of tragedies in 2013. >> i saw that image and the sound. >> never a thought in your mind you could just, out of left field get blown up. >> we're covering a historic tornado in oklahoma tonight. >> what you're seeing a neighborhood. >> this house, house, house. >> three women each missing for a decade found alive in a cleveland home. >> i'm calling 911 for amanda berry i thought this girl was dead. >> tragedy in arizona, 19 members of an elite firefighting crew killed in the
ted cruzes and rick perrys than john boehners and mitch mcconnells. the moderation we used to see is being replaced and as a direct result the middling area become smaller and smaller which impacts republican and national policy. most importantly, the traditionalists and -- have grown closer together. there's more opportunities for this bridge, especially during the reagan administration. that alters not only the political discourse but outcomes, especially for today's modern republican party. with that in mind, there are really four ways that these three groups can cooperate in order to achieve their ultimate goals. the first being the idea of a supremacy-inferiority split. there are not willing to say, you have control over issue. you are in charge. there is much more give-and-take than that. secondly you could have a simple split. the idea of we agree to disagree, something we are not seeing within those two camps. you can leave it ambiguous. this is an argument where activists kind of fudge the differences between themselves and reality it is not there. we argue that we have a
harry reid in the senate and mitch mcconnell from earlier this fall. >> the eyes of the world has been on washington. that is a gross understatement. they witness great discord. today they will also seek congress reach an historic bipartisan agreement to avert a default on the nation's bills. the compromise we reached will provide us with the stability our economy desperately needs. it is never easy for two sides to reach consensus. it is really hard. sometimes harder than others. this time it is really hard. after weeks spent facing off a partisan divide that sometimes seems too wide to cross, our country came to the brink of disaster. in the end, we prevented that disaster. i thank the republican leader for his effort to reach this important agreement. the cooperation was essential to pass both chambers of congress to reach an accord that could and also be signed by president obama. as part of our agreement, in order to ensure that climate -- in order to ensure that towards progresses stability, this legislation says there'll be a conference committee that will set our country on a l
with conservatives taking on several members of the old guard. you have mitch mcconnell and lindsay graham. joining me now is a pitch for the path forward in the new book, america, hope for change. >> always great news on your show. >> let's talk about this issue. you are a conservative republican who won in a very blue state. >> libertarian influenced. >> the question is how does the republican party get to a point not where they can win senate seats, but the point where you can run statewide in maryland again and not have the r next to your name be your biggest problem? >> you do not allow tactical differences to divide your party. the context is obamacare and it's a good example. do you not allow the tactical differences between the wins of the party. you and i both know with philosophy and positions, most republicans are right of center. pactics divide them. i would add that we are talking about this off air. it comes down to a personality and a person and a leader who can tran cent. barack obama did that. they voted for him. i think that has to do with the individual personality and leadership
caller: john boehner and mitch mcconnell of kentucky, california, comes up with all of these scandals, phony scandals on the president. true.f it's they are just losing for the american people. american people cannot win for these guys. the first caller you had, he right. 80%, 90% of the people want wage, they want some type of gun control where get guns.ples can't and they all against it. if you got 90% of the peoples these guysing and steady voting against it, you know, they don't work with this him tont, they want lose. that's my opinion. via: one of the opinions individual,till an says the unemployment are the biggest losers. they were tossed overboard when extended left employment -- or unemployment out of the budget deal. rockford,lling from illinois. independent caller. hey, mike. caller: hey. good morning. morning.d caller: the biggest losers are the voters. aen corporations can back candidate, number one. number two, when congress is tax incentives for corporations to move overseas, it should be a crime. number three, the illegal thats with all the aid we're giving them, bili
carried it four years earlier. at the same time, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, obama lost by disastrous amounts. where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they do not have to put as much, if any distance, between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky, absolutely, for sure. it depends, and that is the answer to almost any question. it depends on the circumstances. in the senate there is a lot less of that that has to take place. yeah. >> i guess you highlighted in 2006, 2010, the last couple midterms that happened, and one thing our distinguished presser has pointed out, there has been an increased polarization within the legislative branch. does that translate to more of a wave effect given the increased polarization from these different midterms? it throws off a little differently than the presidential elections, but midterms, especially the last two, do you see that as being one of the catalysts? >> i think i follow what you are saying, and if i do understand it, i would say what has been g
you have depreciation for racehorses. we may have a senate minority leader on kentucky named mitch mcconnell who may care about that. hollywood and production studios have a break that they care about. on the more practical side, teachers get a break for supplies they purchase on their own dime. that goes away as well. that is a big issue. you have your on balls and the ones that are pretty micro, but that hit home for the general public. taxe can count on these breaks expire in tonight because congress is not in session to extend them. theytypically happens is can enact these tax breaks retroactively. is there evidence that this will happen again? >> a lot of people do not pay attention to the expiration of these extensions because they are always retroactively extended. here is the issue they are dealing with now. you have lawmakers who want to do a broad tax reform overhaul. the chairman of the two committee doing this always say we do not want to do the extensions now because we want to include it in broad tax reform. tax reform is not looking great with max baucus on his way t
an idea of how the balance will be resolved. >> and you have mitch mcconnell up as well. this is a tough race isn't it? >> he's got huge advantage. more money, experience and a dominant organization. this rival is a first-time candidate who moved to kentucky from new england and is running a tea party campaign against him calling him a fake republican. democrats would love to run against bevin. but if it is a nasty primary battle the democrats benefit from that. >> nasty and politics might be the same for many people. >> an explosion rocks are railway and people are being asked to leave. >> will delays save the girl's live who is brain dead? >> who wants to know their child would die? think about that if something told you your child is going to die. that is what i have been gog through all day all week. through all day all week. today i have new campbell's chuy spicy chicken quesadilla soup. she gives me chunky before every game. i'm very souperstitious. haha, that's a good one! haha! [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. add brand new belongings from nationw
is from a state kentucky. maybe mitch mcconnell might care about this. also hollywood gets in on the act. there are studios that make television or movies. there is a break for them as well. on the more practical side. for teachers, this matters. for out-of-pocket expenses, they get a write off. that goes away at midnight. you have them across the board. you have those that are very practical, those that matter for individuals. >> we will see these kick and at some point and they grow retroactive when they do that, right? >> the reason why you don't get a lot of people super worried about this is because we are used to do this. much every year we do this where the expires and somebody figures out a way to retroactively in activities same extenders. there is no move to do it yet at all. as part of this, it cost about $54.2 billion to enact all of these for about of year. that is money that congress is having a hard time finding. find 54 point $2 billion, i'm not sure how this moves. a lot to play out. some analysts i have talked to have said you how have to wait until the end of 2014 for
boehner's and mitch mcconnell's. the moderation we used to see is being replaced and as a direct result the middling area become smaller and smaller. it impacts republican and national policy. most importantly, the traditionalists and over terry and have blown -- grown closer together.
, they would be a freshman in congress. look at ashley judd, she didn't decide to challenge mitch mcconnell. >> the halls are full of celebrity in congress. a lot of the them are sports celebrities. they are former athletes. we have had fred thompson, fred grande, arnold schwarzenegger. p.k. the governor of bridge water, connecticut. >> i saw some rumors about donald trump, could he be governor of new york. >> highly unlikely but it would be entertaining election to watch. >> we don't root root. >> i think it would be great in a midterm election. i'm actually excited for it. >> it's been flip. that's the question. >> panel, hope you come back. straight ahead. 50 shades of confusion. americans from coast to coast running into all kinds of problems as obamacare fully kicks. in what are the biggest frustrations? is your state the most frustrated or the least? you are about to find out. also, governor chris christie and his new jersey pal senator cory booker both burning up twitter on this cold snowy day. that's not all senator booker is doing. that's next. ♪ we're gonna be late. ♪ ♪ ♪
ruling on it is almost but that of air. >> the case where mitch mcconnell is all over this that says rich people can give more money to candidates because there is limits. he wants to dramatically expand its choose a third party pays here is the interesting thing. why would you care? because those candidate adds , even at the lowest rates of the rate card per you can put on a lot more so if you expand the money rich people can carefully supercharge the campaign contributions. somewhat quiet this point would the supreme court seat front of the ticket case when it superchurches the ability? >> it influences the politics. >> never even after. the goal of the labor movement was more. more. >> be other side of the coin that rubber is assessed with and has -- that robert is assessed with is voter suppression. >> the red question did dodd have that history. >> but we see the last four years the effort to unleash the ability of 100 millionaires to give them limited money to make our harder for poor people of color. the court has ratified this with the relevant part of the voters' rights act to ke
conservative that we see embodied by for right now john mccain, boehner and even mitch mcconnell. they are really not. okay, so the answers once again they are not crazy, they are reacting to social change. they wish to preserve their way of life. that is to say the white anglo-saxon protestant way of life, right? where men are dominant, where white evil are dominant, where folks are in the closet ,-com,-com ma where black folks remember their place and let's not forget latinos now. where women know their place and where everybody considered an american was born in america. they want to preserve that wasp cultural hegemony. it's their way of life that they are concerned about. they are not new. they are similar to the ku klux klan of the 1920s, the john birch society and the john birch society in the 20th century. we can go back to the know-nothing party as well in the 18 50's. so each one of these quotes that i referred to, the of the 1920s and i want to stress i'm talking about the of the 1920s, not the first that was worn in 1868 in tennessee and not the of the 1950s. i'm tal
you brought up the senate. mitch mcconnell is facing a tough campaign this year. julian, new year's resolution for him? >> end the obstruction. i think now that filibuster has been reformed, move fast and move forward with nominations, judicial nominations and executive nominations. >> amy. >> for mitch mcconnell, he has to get into the pry maury. he has a lot of money, about $7 million in the war chest, and fight to keep his job op. on the democratic side, i would like to see harry reid some calling opponents names on the senate floor. >> nancy pelosi? >> i would suggest she read legislation before she pass it. there was supposed to be a resolution among congress people that they would. hopefully in 2014, they will. >> julian? >> i think she moves forward with the theme of inequality. minimum wage. stick to the economicish ice and push them. that's the best strategy for democrats. >> let's go to house majority leader eric cantor. julian, i'll start you off there. >> i think he needs start governing at some of the same challenge that president obama faces. he need think of himself
. today nominated romney, and e lost. -- he lost. mitch mcconnell and the boys in the senate are pretty much the same ilk. boehner, unfortunately, is pretty much the same ilk. some of us have just drawn the conclusion that the country is perilously close to the abyss. when you look at now over a trillion dollars in understood funded obligations -- unfunded obligations. when i finished liberty and the amendments, we were talking about a $17 trillion fiscal operating debt, now it's $17.3 and rising. these are unsustainable. the social security trustees say that social security's unsustainable. the medicare and medicaid trustees say that's unsustainable. obamacare's unsustainable. unless and until the republican leadership and the republican bureaucracy figures out a way to address this, that's not timid and not deceptive, the republican party's going to keep losing elections. it'll win one here and there, but the trajectory, as i say, not change. so from my perspective, the republican party has to get back to its roots, its grassroots, and become a party of principle again. not purity, bu
, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, obama lost by disastrous amounts. where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they do , if any to put as much distance, between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas am a louisiana, kentucky, absolutely for sure. it depends, and that is the answer to almost any question. it depends on the circumstances. in the senate there is a lot less of that that has to take place. yeah. yes you highlighted -- i guess you highlighted in 2006, the last couple midterms that happened, and one thing our distinguished presser has pointed out, there has been an increased polarization within the legislative branch. does that translate to more of a wave effect given the increased polarization from these different midterms it throws off a little different but then the presidential elections, but midterms, especially the last two, do you see that as being one of the catalysts? >> i think i follow what you are saying, and if i do understand it, i would say what has been going on the last 20, 30 years these kinds ofy wa
especially mitch mcconnell in kentucky. >> reporter: the u.s. fracking boom is creating millions of dollars in new wealth of thousands of jobs in the country mincing millionaires from texas, north dakota, and royalties as if anyone can get in on the oil rush he is recommending mineral rights and he is here to explain this. if you have ever been on a from mineral rights is you own the mineral rights even if you don't own the land and that is where you are making your investment. explain where you are getting the idea for this? >> thanks for having me. mineral rights are a segment of the mark the people are not aware of. if you remember the tv show beverly hillbillies, jed clampett becoming an overnight millionaire overnight. what is happening all over the country we have 50 states in which more than half the country have shales in those states. dagen: cheryl: how confident to split land ownership for mineral rights ownership. we see that in families, have seen in my own family but what about across the country? >> there's a great opportunity in minerals. you have to know what you are doing l
to make that. >> the and. and mitch mcconnell said it will not be raised. and the upper hand after they have the upper hand. it could recovers that all around. >> will we deal with another sequester? >> but they may do is go after the laws. exchange for some other things. i think they could lose everything that they have been getting. and over the depackle. and the big issue that obama care will be the big issue. >> well there is always something to talk about. >>> we'll be back. that it's given me time toabout reflect on some of life'seen biggest questions. like, if you could save hundreds on car insurance by making one simple call, why wouldn't you make that call? see, the only thing i can think of is that you can't get any... bars. ah, that's better. it's a beautiful view. i wonder if i can see mt. rushmore from here. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. anncr: at jennie-o we heard of a place in iowa where every thursday people ride 10 miles for tacos. we thought we'd show up and surprise them with a better kind of taco made with jennie
-- being a republican from massachusetts, winning 10 in 1 or 9 in 1 going to washington, and i told mitch mcconnell, i may be the 60th vote because we need to put our country's interest party first, not the republican party or the democratic party but the country's people interest first. and i said the same thing to harry reid too. and so they had to fight for my vote. i was the 41st of the 60th vote and there were times when my own party, and you know who the players are, were critical. so i was battling on the left and the right and i said i'm going to go down there and do what i think is right for the country first and that is what i think people need to do. >> you voted against obamacare when you got there. >> they rammed it through and i would have stopped it as the 41st vote. and when i got there, every democratic senator voted against every grandfathering amendment that would have protected and doing the things we need to do right now. and shame on them. and the voters in this great country have an opportunity to send a message in 2014, the. >> there has been speculation in your fa
. they will have that as well. add into it that the senate is fractured and broken. mitch mcconnell and the republicans are angry over harry reid's destruction of senate rules. it will be a rugged year. i wrote "the happiest life t" because i wanted people to focus on good news. as a democrat i want people to stay under the covers. >> what do you think, penny? is the filibuster a good thing or will it cause more gridlock? >> how much more can you have? you have a house that's intransient that can't control their own caucus. boehner is now saying their strategy was flawed. you have a flawed strategy that had repercussions on the virginia elections for the first time democrats swept all statewide elections in virginia. there is a lot to be positive about going into the elections. we have strong candidates. we are in red states and blue. i think we have terrific candidates out there. one of my predictions is that the senate does continue to stay in democratic hands. in 2006 people said there was no way democrats will take over. we kept it in 6, 8, 10 and 12. >> i'm not sure when people
of congress was in the capitol, the same set of offices used by mitch mcconnell, the minority leader. well they said we'll have a library and we'll throw some books in there. people with go back and read. well you think about how much the library of congress has grown. this connects you to one of the newer buildings and another set of tunnels that goes directly to the madison building from the capitol visitors center. so there are two tunnels that connect the capitol complex with the library of congress. >> and now we are in cannon, and you connect to -- next is long worth. >> all of the house buildings are named after speakers of the house. nick long worth from ohio, and then john boehner, and then sam rayburn, which is the biggest building and the newest one. some of the buildings or the offices in rayburn are quite commodeus and you will go through the tunnel and down past the parking garage where they park their cars. >> i don't think speaker boehner is expecting one with his name? >> no. we'd have to get another building. we're going down two levels of escalators because we are going
. >> and the republicans face some internal battles, including mitch mcconnell, who faces a challenge from the far right of the republican party and a lot of the races this year will deal from the fallout from the very public internal gop fight that house speaker john boehner famously ripped open in december. >> they pushed us into the fight to defund obamacare and to defund government. most of you members know that wasn't exactly the strategy i had in mind. if you recall the day before the government reopened one of the people, one of these groups stood up and said well, we really didn't think it would work. are you kidding me? >> are you kidding me? tom, what do you think, guide these tea party challenges, do you think the establishment republicans are gaining the upper hand now? >> we needed the voice, the establishment republicans if that's the new term for myself, we needed to stand up and say, enough is enough. when we consider that john cosh and the senator from why texas isn't a conservative we shake our heads. when the senator has been there for ten years says, i don't need a 32-year-old staffe
certainly happen. could you certain sly -- if mitch mcconnell lost in his primary, kentucky race would be competitive. same for lindsey graham in south carolina, georgia sitting in the same way where you have saxby chambliss. where is the water line for the republicans? are they going to get would seats or four seats? six? eight? ten? 12? you don't know. it depends on obamacare. >> that's going to be a huge factor. i want to fast forward quickly to 2016. name that's on the short list with a lot of people on the gop side. senator marco rubio. marking an interesting anniversary in an interesting way. he is talking about the 50-year on poverty. he has a statement, video is that looking towards 2016. >> 2014. what republicans -- it will pay him dividends if what he says and does now helps republicans get through the election season. democrats have one answer to obamacare which is income inequality. they are very upset about that and they said -- >> which increased under president obama. >> yes. of course it has. you mentioned -- peter mentioned janet yellen. they had a policy they dump ad
primaries from the right. mitch mcconnell faces one in may. john cornyn faces a challenge. if they lose some of those races, think about this. it would be the third consecutive election cycle where the tea party is changing the composition of the republican party. is the tea party driving us towards what could be a natural realignment? he argues there are some historical precedents for a realignment. we're also joined by the director of the university of virginia center for politics. >> thank you. >> you've argued that christie said 2014 can be a realigning election for republicans. you've compared to his potential to realignment figures like mckinley and fdr. how would he be like those presidents? >> it is very simple. in 30 years, america will be a majority nonwhite nation. in 2011 when we had our first nonwhite president in the oval office, the majority of babies born in the united states were nonwhite. christie is the only republican who has done this. if he's able in 2016 to do what he did in new jersey nationally and win blue states, you would be talking about a historical national rea
it comes to the debt ceiling fight. even mitch mcconnell said you can get the president's attention to start trying to talk about, cutting here, cutting there, tackling some of our deficit and debt issues. do you think that argument is going to work? >> i wouldn't hold your breath on it. here's why. paul ryan and mitch mcconnell are saying we'll fight over the debt ceiling basically as a way to coral conservatives to support the budget deal that just happened. here's the problem. where's the leverage? the president said he's no longer going to play this game. >> so does he just inherently end this fight when you're talking about holding something up, he has the upper hand? >> yes. politically if republicans want to run towards this clip, the problem is we're all hanging in the balance. the president says he's not going to negotiate over the full faith and credit. because it didn't go through a grand bargain what's the incentive for both sides negotiating on something big? watch out, february is when the debt ceiling -- >> election year. >> you know you have a false end here. >> popu
person more effectively. >> those red state democrats fighting for their lives. in kentucky mitch mcconnell facing a primary and general election candidate at the same time. >> it's going to be most watched race in the country or among them in the senate. basically, we saw a few years ago harry reid fighting for his life now we'll see the minority leader doing the same thing. this battle is ideological, demographic, old man versus a younger woman and it's demographic, generational and ideological. mitch mcconnell is a wiley politician. it will come down who is the better candidate. no disparrist resources. >> mark does he hold on to that seat? >> unless she turns out to be the best candidate of the cycle i think he'll probably win. his numbers are still bad. >> i don't see her -- there's no evidence thus far that she's going to be the best candidate of this cycle. >> no. one likely a national tide in her favor. a national tide it is likely to be against her. >> the democrats are running around talking about how popular the affordable care act or obamacare is in kentucky. it ain't that popul
. >> a good indication in 2016 for the presidential election. finally that we have seen, mitch mcconnell all throughout the last year or so, very careful about the stances he's taken. that's a key race he is up against. >> for attention, this is going to be the top race to watch. at least through the republican primary, this is an important race because we will see in march he is up against steve stockman and everyone thinks he will run away with that. mcconnell after that, it could reshape the narrative on the tea party versus conservative story line if mcconnell is able to beat the challenger and he is able to run against grimes and all indicates it's a fairly close race and a lot of money and attention going to be spent on that race to watch. >> it's a mid-term year, but last year was an off year. you will have a busier 2014 than last year. >> it's always busy. whether it's capitol hill politics going on this year that we thought would be able to go in place after obama's first year, there is no off years anymore. it will be busy, but i like to watch the races. it will be fun. >> thank yo
serious challenge is mitch mcconnell and he's really the only republican i can see losing next year. even he i would say is a favorite. but mcconnell's approval ratings are low. voters there when -- i've been there a few times in the cycle already and voters there seem like they are tired of him. even republicans say they would like to see -- he's been there in the senate so long and he's kind of become a symbol for the dysfunction in washington. and the candidate running against him, allison grimes, is a popular democrat in kentucky. >> but also his primary challenger too, correct, is took a good job, matt bevin? >> he's probably going to beat matt bevin, but mcconnell has to move to the right even further than he would want to because of the primary challenger of matt bevin. >> bottom line, what do you expect this new composition of the senate to be after november the 4th? we'll log this tape and show you on november 4th. >> i expect the republicans to gain between four and six seats so there are 45 now. i would expect they're going to win those three i named at the beginning and two or
. midterm elections are going to be a wild ride. bye-bye, mitch mcconnell. and the u.s. economy is finally growing again, although at a steep price for some. a late night icon steps down as two former weekend update anchors step up, one of whom happened to have kicked us out of our office. we're still a little bitter. from pop culture to power commerce "time" takes the guess work out of what is to come in 2014. it's in its latest issue. joining us now is "time's" editor at large. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i wanted to start with the economic piece. on the one hand, we see things looking up. we see positive signs in terms of gdp growth. the stock market has been doing well. on the other hand, we've had this phenomenon where a majority of the jobs that we lost in the crash were middle-income jobs. a majority of the jobs we've gained have been low-wage jobs. so is that the economy that we're looking at going forward? >> it's a risk. two-thirds of those jobs lost were middle-income jobs. half that we're now getting back are in tourism or in retail and are in hospital wo
years earlier. but at the same time, you know, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, you know, obama, you know, lost by disastrous -- so each -- there -- where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they don't have to put as much, if any, distance between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky absolutely for sure. so it depends, you know, and that's the answer to almost any question is it depends on the circumstances. but in the senate there's a lot [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] announcement came in a memo through republican lawmakers. writing that is a signal that republicans will continue efforts to go after obamacare and 2014 even a term most of it has gone into effect. -- even after most of it has gone into effect. see this as key to expanding the possible house majority. that is from the hill newspaper. return fornd senate legislative business january 7. you can watch live coverage of the house, as always, here on c
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